Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Pathways and Bikeways mobile app launched

Cyclists and joggers now have a different way to plan their route on The City’s extensive pathway system with the launch of the new Pathways and Bikeways mobile application.

The app is a convenient and readily accessible way to access pathway and bikeway information, in addition to The City’s hardcopy and online versions of the 2009-2011 Pathways and Bikeways map.

The Pathways and Bikeways app also features detour routes/closures, safety messages, information about parks and links to Twitter and Facebook.

Not only does the app provide a convenient and efficient way for Calgarians to navigate the pathways and on-street bikeway system, but it provides an environmentally-friendly means to do so.

The City looks forward to releasing the 2012 – 2014 version of the Pathways and Bikeways map. This will include local pathways and gravel trails, as well as pathway connectors such as stairs and engineered walkways that connect to regional pathways, on-street bikeways, CTrain stations offering bicycle parking, and bus routes.

Several Calgary Transit buses are fitted with bike racks and folding bikes are permitted on all buses and trains.

Parks and Transportation continue to work collaboratively to provide up-to-date information to Calgarians and visitors to keep Calgary moving as directed by Council and as identified in the recent Council-approved Cycling Strategy.

To download the Pathways and Bikeways mobile application please visit calgary.ca/mobileapps or the iTunes store.

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